Patricia Foxen, PhD

patricia foxen


Women's Health Program/Toronto General Hospital
University Health Network
200 Elizabeth Street/Eaton North - 7-238
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2C4
Tel: (416) 340-4800 ext. 6783
pfoxen [at] (Email)


Dr. Patricia Foxen (PhD 2002; MA 1994, McGill University; MPH 1990, Columbia University) is an Anthropologist and Scientific Associate at the Women’s Health Program, University Health Network in Toronto. She has a cross-appointment with the University of Toronto Anthropology Department. Her areas of interest include violence, post-war reconstruction and development; migration and forced displacement; cultural identity and psychosocial well-being; and questions surrounding health and gender in the Americas. Her current research interests focus on gendered idioms of distress and resilience in post-war settings. Dr. Foxen is the author of “In Search of Providence: Transnational Mayan Identities” (Vanderbilt University Press 2007), an ethnographic account of the transnational passages of K’iche’ Indians straddled between the war-torn Guatemalan highlands and the inner-city of Providence, Rhode Island. She has taught Anthropology at Vanderbilt University, and worked as an anthropologist for the Transcultural Psychiatry Division of the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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